Maria’s Bazaar sold, she bows out with a blast

Every morning at 7 a.m. for the last 35 years Maria’s Bazaar opened up. Early risers would trickle in for an egg sandwich and coffee, or oatmeal, or any number of the sweet pastries that were fresh. They’d take out or eat in the convivial confines of the dining area, often sitting for quite some time, meeting friends, starting another Woodstock day.

And throughout the cycle, they’d come, working people for sandwiches, more coffee, some finer salads, more coming in later looking for prepared supper food, seeking out the fine La Bella Pasta from the cooler . . .

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